(VK Singh, a respected Indian physician and professor of organic chemistry, has studied autoimmune diseases, autism, and vaccines for almost 20 years. Byron Richards is a founding member of the International and American Associations of Clinical Nutritionists and Director of Wellness Resources , Inc. This article draws heavily on their two bodies of work.)
Many people are shouting that the autism-vaccine link is blatantly false since Democratic candidates raised the issue in this US election cycle. The reasoning is simple: the best theory most people can find in the link is the presence of thimerosal, a mercury-based preservative, in many vaccine formulations. Everyone knows that mercury is toxic and it makes sense that there is a causal link. But with a little more research, everyone is learning that the FDA and CDC demanded that vaccine producers remove thimerosal from most vaccines (but not flu shots!) In 2002, and the rates of autism continues to increase.
There is another, much more subtle connection between autism and vaccines, however. According to Byron Richards: “The rate of autism is directly related to time with the increase in vaccines given to our infants.” This should lead us to the conclusion that if there is any connection, it is between autism and the amount – not the presence – of vaccines given to infants. The number of vaccines given to infants under 15 months of age has tripled over the past 15 years, from 7 to 21.
So what about getting more vaccines could cause this increase in autism? Independently, Richards and Dr VK Singh have offered surprisingly similar hypotheses.
Autism has many striking similarities with an autoimmune disease, according to Singh. The same types of tests that record autoimmune diseases also record autism; autism occurs four times more often in boys than in girls (similar to the pathology of several common autoimmune diseases – girls may be genetically more resistant to this phenomenon due to the autoimmune dangers of bearing a child) ; autistic patients respond well to treatments for autoimmune diseases.
Singh said, “The link between vaccines and neurological disorders is through the promotion of an autoimmune process, triggered by the virus present in the vaccine with the adjuvant used to sensitize the body to that virus.” Simplified, this means that the adjuvants introduced in almost all vaccines trigger autoimmune reactions that can cause neurological damage.
An adjuvant is a substance added to a vaccine to improve the body’s immune response to the main ingredient in the vaccine. According to Richards, this “triggers an inflammatory reaction (the first step in any immune response). The idea is to stimulate the immune system so that it can see the weakened disease and learn what it looks like so that if it ever sees it. he’ll be more prepared to fight it again. “So the adjuvants cause inflammation (which helps your body find and develop immunity to the virus in the vaccine) – and also trigger autoimmune neurological disorders.
A side note
Singh also hypothesizes, rather closely in this author’s opinion, that an “autoimmune response induced by the measles virus was a causative factor in autism …[which] may also explain why some children have autistic regression after vaccination against measles, mumps and rubella (MMR). “(For those of you who don’t know, a huge MMR vaccine scandal erupted in Europe a decade ago, possibly the source of Dr Singh’s attention to this particular vaccine.)
Citing the work of another doctor, Singh points out, “In several cases, electron microscopy has revealed the measles virus living in the intestinal lining of children with gastrointestinal abnormalities common in children with autism.” Translation: A significant number of children have live measles in their guts – and a statistically significant number of these children have autism. If Singh’s measles-induced autism theory is correct, it means that many more children almost autistic, but avoided this fate thanks to an unrecognized mechanism.
Inflammation of the brain
Richards, in an article on naturalnews.com, said: “It is clear that people with autism have excessively inflamed brains … The multiple inflammatory attacks of the adjuvant in vaccines, at a rate of 1 in 150, set the brain “on fire” and causes autism. Apart from, and to a lesser extent (but just as important to society), a minor ‘bushfire’ causes ADHD and impaired intelligence. “
The brain has a lot of what are called “glial” cells, which are cells that provide nutrition and create myelin, which form the outer layer of our neurons and prevent them from shorting out. These glial cells perform a secondary anti-inflammatory function for the brain. A weak glial anti-inflammatory barrier could be the reason why 1 in 150 people suffer from adjuvant-induced autism.
I don’t want my child not to be vaccinated. What can I do?
Fully developed children (aged 2 and over) have a much longer time to develop a glial barrier than infants, whose nervous systems are still developing. Plus, the glial barrier regenerates over time, so vaccinating infants more slowly is safer (but not perfectly safe, of course).
Keep in mind that, according to Singh, “a small … proportion of children develop autism as a result of prenatal or postnatal infections – for example, with rubella, cytomegalovirus, herpes simplex, HIV, etc. ” There is no absolute guarantee that by avoiding vaccinations completely your child will also avoid autism – but when you look at the rate of autism today (1 in 150) with the rate of autism in it. 20 years ago (1 in 500), you can lower the odds. of your autistic child by more than two-thirds.
After doing the math myself, as a father for the first time, I can tell you that my child is not getting vaccinated against whatever until he is a year old, and after that I will insist that at least a month pass between injections. (Plus, there’s a chance, however small, that it will explode in the face of drug companies in the meantime, and they’ll be forced to reformulate vaccines with less dangerous ingredients before I have to vaccinate my child.) will still give plenty of time to get the necessary vaccines in time for him to go to school, and minimize all this concern about autism and vaccines.